Library operates with reduced opening hours for the first two weeks of term

Opening hours will extend from September 27, with the lending libraries remaining closed on Sundays

Trinity’s libraries are to operate at reduced opening hours until September 26. 

For the first two weeks of Michaelmas term, the Berkeley, Lecky and Ussher (BLU) complex and Hamilton library are open weekdays from 9.30am until 5pm, with the service


CSC clarifies restrictions on societies ahead of Freshers’ Week

The organisation has sought approval from College for indoor events, but has not yet received an answer

Today, the Central Societies Committee (CSC) announced plans for the first year Freshers Week, commencing next Monday 20 September.

In an email circulated to societies, the CSC outlined how society activities could proceed next week, clarifying the restrictions at a


TCDSU asks college to “fulfill their promise” of in-person teaching

The union is to hold a town hall on Friday, addressing students’ concerns over the return to campus

This afternoon, Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) announced a “Return to Campus” town hall meeting to be held virtually on Friday at 1pm. 

TCDSU announced the meeting in response to “delayed timetables and lack of in-person contact hours”.


Houses 39 and 40 at the western end of the rugby pitch in Trinity.

College to require residents of shared rooms to have valid proof of vaccination

Only students who are fully vaccinated with a Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Janssen vaccine are permitted to rent shared bedrooms in College accommodation

Residents occupying shared bedrooms in College accommodation are required to have valid proof vaccination with an EU approved vaccine.

According to the “Return to Campus” document circulated by Provost Linda Doyle last week, “Residents who are sharing a room must …


Trinity to receive €2.64m grant for capital works and equipment

Harris announces €38m investment in higher education institutions for 2021-22

Trinity is to receive a €2.64m grant for capital works and investment.

Today, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Research,, Simon Harris has announced €38m in funding for third level institutions this academic year.

Supporting the return to


Restrictions on indoor dining on campus to be lifted on October 22

Restaurants and cafés on campus will no longer require proof of vaccination from October 22

College has confirmed that restrictions on indoor dining on campus are to be lifted on October 22.

Today, College has confirmed to Trinity News that restaurants and cafés will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a recovery certificate

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Analysis: Accommodation remains unaffordable despite legislative protections

Trinity is increasing rents by over 2%, despite the cap in the 2021 Residential Tenancies Act

On July 16, the Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Act 2021 was signed into law by the President. Amending previous Residential Tenancies Acts, the legislation limits rent increases for all tenancies and extends temporary emergency protections for tenants impacted by Covid-19.…


Irish universities provide free “greet and transfer” service for arriving international students

The national service began at Dublin airport this month

Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) are providing a free “greet and transfer” service at Dublin airport for international students arriving for the upcoming semester.

Announced by the Irish Universities Association (IUA), the service began at Dublin airport on August 1